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There is a mood of optimism in the air about the economy and it is important for us in sales to catch the mood and pass it on to our clients. The stock market has been improving almost every day since January, and has shown an increase of over 20% for the first quarter. The major real estate firms in New York City are all expanding. The unemployment rate has dropped to just under 9%, which is a 10% improvement More >
New NAI Global Reports Compare Commercial Property Prices, Trends & Business Practices in International Markets
NAI Global, the world’s premier network of commercial real estate firms and one of the largest real estate service providers worldwide, today announced the release of two new reports for corporate decision makers and investors that highlight global commercial real estate trends and provide insight into transaction and occupancy practices around the world.
NAI Global’s 2011 Global Property Prices & Trends report provides key demographic highlights along with current rental rates and investment yields for 140 global markets. The report provides prime net rental rates, investment yields and rental rate comparisons by property type for Office, Retail and Industrial properties.
The 2011 NAI Global International Property Guide provides insight into key local business customs and practices for 60 countries More >
Commercial real estate increasingly is becoming global in terms of the property owners/investors and capital players, yet in many ways it remains a local business. Local supply and demand takes precedence over regional demand and local practices still dominate markets. Therefore, it is important to have local representation when participating in a real estate transaction.
Can’t a broker I trust from another market handle things for me?
You would probably not trust your foreign car to a local gas station because the standards and practices needed to complete the work require a special set of tools, unique understanding of the automotive asset and specialized training. Similarly, local agents understand the dynamics of the local market in a way that outside agents do not appreciate. Local agents typically have grown up in the market; they have made their career in the local market. They may have gone to high school with the mayor and/or the local planning and zoning leadership. As a result they have an in-depth understanding of the properties that are on the market, the reasons they have not sold, the concessions that made to complete other local transactions, concessions that other owners may accept and the properties that may become available under the right conditions.
Why then would you utilize less than a local expert for any local real estate transaction?
According to the Moody’s REAL Commercial Property Price Indices (CPPI), US commercial real estate prices have declined 42.7% since the market peaked in October 2007. However, in September the index posted the largest one month price increase in the index’s nine-year history, a 4.3% increase. Since bottoming out in the third quarter 2009, the index has generally flattened out with monthly volatility partly based on economic uncertainties and a lack of sales volume. The lack of sales volume is partly due to the lack of available mortgage funds. More >
Many municipalities put a great emphasis on economic development, often creating whole departments that do nothing but attract new businesses and keep old ones. A good industry can put a city or state on the map and any municipality will look at quality of life issues such as keeping its citizens gainfully employed. More >